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Halloween Readings Happening Soon!

Don’t forget to tune in for some spooktacular storytelling straight from the pages of the Kyanite Press!  Several of our authors will be reading excerpts or entire stories from the issue starting at 5pm PT today!

Keep an eye  on our main Twitter account @KyanitePub to find out where to go to listen to each story!

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Discovering New Worlds – Social Science Fiction

In the latest addition to the Kyanite Press Online, Editor in Chief B.K. Bass delves into the worlds of Social Science Fiction. Check out this and more genre studies (with short fiction!) in the ongoing column: Discovering New Worlds with B.K. Bass.

Social Science Fiction examines sociological, anthropological, and psychological issues as its main focus. The term was coined by Isaac Asimov to define his own work in the 1940’s. At the time, science fiction had consisted mostly of the ‘spaceships and ray guns‘ styles; such as what is often found in planetary romance tales. During the 1940’s, there was a movement spearheaded by the likes of Asimov and Robert A Heinlein to use science fiction as a way to examine our own sociological issues from new perspectives.

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Q&A with Anthony D. Redden, Author of “Dead Boat” on Friday 10/26 at 12PM ET!

Hello readers!

As you might’ve noticed, “Dead Boat” by Anthony D. Redden comes out on Friday! We’ll be posting about it all day Friday, giving away free copies and merchandise, and holding a question and answer session with the author on Twitter.

 

Q&A

At 12:00 PM ET, we’ll begin asking Anthony a few questions on Twitter. You can follow along, ask your own questions, and otherwise engage with us about horror stories, fark fantasy, and all things Dead Boat! We’ll recap the Q&A on Facebook as well.

Speaking of interviews with Anthony, have you seen the one he did for us when he first signed his book deal? Check it out below!

 

An Interview with Anthony D. Redden

1) What are your favorite kinds of stories to read?

I like to read stories that engage and tantalize my senses. Especially dark science-fiction and horror that explore believable yet unpleasant truths. I love to be shocked by what lies behind the dirty cracks of futuristic utopias.  

2) Who are your favorite authors?  

I grew up on a diet of Douglas Adams, Terry Pratchett and James Herbert. I devoured their every word and continue to be inspired by the worlds they created.  

3) Other than what you are already publishing, what else do you enjoy writing about?  

I write short stories. Horror, science-fiction, fantasy, even the odd bit of poetry and children’s stories. I also write movie reviews for an online entertainment magazine which is a great way to unwind. I’m currently working on a number of YA novellas and co-author of a hopefully soon to be released extreme horror novel.  

4) What books and/or authors would you count among your primary influences?  

Pretty much anything written by the late and great Douglas Adams or James Herbert. They had such unique voices and styles that I can’t help but be enamored by their talent. Mix them up with a bit of Terry Jones, Terry Pratchett, Clive Barker and Roald Dahl, and you have a cocktail of my literary influences.  

5) Do you have an overall message you wish to convey with your work?  

Even in the darkest depths of despair and oppression, a tiny spark of light can exist, and that possibility excites me. I thrive upon the what-ifs and maybes. If I can evoke an emotional response, get a reader to question their own understanding of things, create a lingering thought or uneasy feeling, or simply entertain, then my job has been done.  

6) What is it about speculative fiction that draws your interest?  

I love the endless possibility of speculative fiction. The freedom to explore and create unique and amazing worlds and characters. The blank canvas that begins with every new adventure, and the mystery for me as a writer, as to where I am going to end up.   

7) Do you have any interesting hobbies or pursue any other artistic endeavors?  

I work a full-time job, am currently studying toward an MA in creative writing, write movie reviews for a magazine, have a wife and three children, not forgetting two cats, and all of my other writing projects, I barely have time to sleep at night let alone pursue other hobbies or artistic endeavors. Would be nice, but no.    

8) Outside of books, what is your favorite format of storytelling?  

Writing is my medium of storytelling; however, I absolutely love movies. Whenever I write, I imagine the scenes playing out in my head as if I am watching a private movie. I also like to listen to music which I find can help to stir the create juices, however, it’s really got to be movies, everyone likes a good movie.

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Announcement: Dead Boat Giveaways on Friday 10/26!

Dead Boat will be celebrating its book birthday with author Anthony D. Redden and all of us here at Kyanite Publishing on Friday, October 26th!

Giveaways!

We’ll be hosting giveaways on our Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to connect more readers with this awesome tale, so stay tuned and make sure you’re following along for a chance to win the ebook & merch!

Add Dead Boat to your Goodreads shelves!

Preorder on the product page!

Learn about Dead Boat and author Anthony D. Redden on the press kit page!

Blurb

The year is 1726 and Harvey, a young Fishmonger’s son, is awaiting his death upon the gallows. His fortune changes when he is offered a last-minute deal that could win him a full pardon and a new life in England. Unfortunately, not everything is as it seems. Harvey is about to get a harsh lesson in life aboard a ship surrounded by convicts. Worse yet is the cargo they carry – the corpses of 316 English soldiers. When a powerful blood curse starts to bring the dead to life, the crew of ‘The Charon’ will wish they had stayed to face the executioner.

Author Bio

Anthony D. Redden is a writer of dark fiction. He has lots of short stories and poems published in various anthologies and magazines. He lives in a small village in the heart of England with his wife, three children and two cats. He is currently undertaking a Master of Arts in Creative Writing at Teesside University, and is a big fan of Horror, Science Fiction and coffee. He also writes very good movie reviews at

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Open Submission Window Closing Soon!

Our open submission window for this year will be closing in two weeks on November 1st, 2018. The community response to our first open submission window has been overwhelming, and we have been fortunate to receive a very high number of quality submissions as evidenced by our growing lineup of exciting releases scheduled for 2019.

We still have around sixty submissions to review, including those we have requested manuscripts for. As we do not out-source consulting services for our acquisitions process, there are only three of us to review these submissions on top of working on the production of upcoming titles. Our decisions on making publishing offers requires a unanimous vote, as well, so all three of us need time to review each manuscript. We will continue to review submissions in as timely a manner as possible, but it would be reasonable to expect up to six months for turn-around on some titles. Also, our release schedule for 2019 is almost full, so offers will soon be made for titles to be published in 2020.

We expect to have an open submissions window again in the fall of 2019, but the length of the window is yet to be decided. Most likely, it will be a 30 or 45-day window. In the meantime, expect to see open calls for submissions throughout the year for specific genres or themes.

If you would like to submit a partial manuscript before November 1st, please feel free to do so. The genres we are currently most interested in are speculative horror, classic fantasy (sword and sorcery, high fantasy, epic fantasy, heroic fantasy, etc), military science fiction, post apocalyptic, space opera, steampunk, cyberpunk, and other ‘punk genres.

Please visit our Submissions page for more details on our submissions guidelines.

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The Kyanite Press v1i2, coming November 1st, 2018

NEXT ISSUE – NOV 1ST!

This issue of the Kyanite Press contains some amazing stories that all examine the human condition in one way or another. From the introspective psychology of “The Teacup” by David McAlister to the grand social drama of “Stone Faces” by Marcus Hansson, these stories all examine different facets of our humanity. Be it exploring our deepest fear – the fear of the unknown – or showing how a society of people works together to overcome obstacles. “Worth Dying For” by Chad D. Christy and “Breakpoint” by Darius Jones both explore questions of what makes us human and what we would do to preserve what is most important to us. “The Greatest Confidence” by Martin Berman-Gorvine explores ways in which we prey upon and take advantage of the trust of others. “In the Under Realm” by Steven M. Nedeau shows the human spirit to fight for our survival. “Below the Cubicle Sea” by Dennis Mombauer examines the mark we leave on the world and ways in which the world might one day work to erase those marks, illustrating the uncomfortable truth that all we do is potentially fleeting and temporary in the grand scheme of the cosmos.

– B.K. Bass, Editor in Chief

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Kyanite Press v1i1

The paperback version of Volume 1, Issue 1 (V1I1) of the Kyanite Press is no longer available for direct order, but can still be found on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

The eBook version is still available for immediate download as a PDF file directly from Kyanite Publishing HERE.

We would like to take a moment to thank all of the authors who contributed to this issue and made it a resounding success!

Don’t miss our special Halloween edition available now! Our next regular issue will be available on November 1st, and our special Winter Digest is coming on December 1st!

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Summer 2019 Cover Reveal Recap #1

It’s been a busy day for us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook! Join in on the fun and use the #KyaniteCovers hashtag on any of our posts to pick your favorite. Folks who use the hashtag will be automatically entered to win a copy of “Night Shift” by B.K. Bass and an ebook copy of a story of their choosing from our catalogue.

Here are some of our summer 2019 stories and their awesome covers! 

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Happy Publishing Day to B.K. Bass and Night Shift!

It’s a great day here at Kyanite Publishing LLC because our first electronic title through Kyanite Glass is now available! “Night Shift,” by B.K. Bass is a science fiction, cyberpunk novella about homicide detective Harold Peterson and a decades-old conspiracy that leads him to the highest echelons of the mob and the city government. If you love science fiction, cyberpunk, detectives, mysteries, thrillers, dystopian settings, or B.K. Bass, we think you’ll love this story! We’ll be hosting giveaways, a Q&A, and more on our Twitter account today. Help us spread the word about this awesome story!

For more about B.K. Bass and Night Shift, please visit the Press Kit here on our website or follow this link to B.K.’s website.